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RayG Logging in as a non admin user
Member 4th Oct, 2010 18:42
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This version of PSI still does not run as a service so that things can be monitored by non administrative users.

Whilst a non admin user may not have the required passwords/privileges to update software the fact that PSI is sitting in the background watching the world and reminding them that updates need to be applied would IMHO be good.

Having to remember to run it every so often as I have to do at the moment does not really cut the mustard. To be any use once installed it has to be there nagging users to update. After all that is what the person who installed it intended as they must have known what it was for when they did it.

I support a number of people who I regularly have to remind to run PSI and do any updates it recommends. This particular aspect needs to be improved ASAP.

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RayG RE: Logging in as a non admin user
Member 4th Oct, 2010 18:48
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I also note that my system score on this thread is not shown? Is this because I run as a non admin user?

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mogs RE: Logging in as a non admin user
Expert Contributor 4th Oct, 2010 18:50
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Hello.
The following is a recent official reply concerning :-

In the PSI 2.0 Beta period, one of the things we will be looking into improving is how the PSI currently handles least-user privilige.

As Anthony Wells correctly pointed out, the PSI currently needs to run as the Administrator user (or another user with compareable rights), since it accesses several crucial system resources.

As I said, though, we will be looking into improving this. I suggest you both keep your eyes on the Secunia PSI 2.x releases to come.

Emil R. Petersen
Secunia PSI Support

Possibly Emil will enlarge upon it in the morning.....meanwhile, hope this helps.....regards,

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Maurice Joyce RE: Logging in as a non admin user
Handling Contributor 4th Oct, 2010 19:30
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Take a look at the PSI Manual which explains these details. If set up as per that manual U have a bug which should be reported in this thread.

The manual is located from the Dashboard>Learn More>Secunia PSI Manual (PDF)

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RayG RE: Logging in as a non admin user
Member 4th Oct, 2010 20:32
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Which bit of the manual in particular? After a quick scan I did not see anything that jumped out as such. Start with windows is checked.

Apologies if I missed something obvious.

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